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THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
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Table of Contents:
>Eggs Don't Increase Cholesterol
>Vitamin E RDA Too Low
>Soy to Prevent Prostate Cancer & Baldness
>Health Benefits of Honey
>Food Coloring Preservatives and Hyperactivity
>Green Tea for Esophageal Cancer
>Oats Prevent Clogged Arteries
>Orange, Tangerine Peels Lower Cholesterol


SHORTS
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health ProgramT

EGGS DON'T INCREASE CHOLESTEROL:  Eating an egg a day does not impact the cholesterol particles in the blood most likely to cause heart disease, according to a new study that could play an important role in debunking myths surrounding the role of eggs in the diet.  The study reinforces past research in showing that strategies to control blood lipids that increase risk for cardiovascular disease, the world's biggest killer, should focus on a diet low in saturated and trans fatty acids, rather than on dietary cholesterol. 
    Note:  This fits with the Wysong idea.  Eggs are one of the natural foods that can be eaten raw by humans and digested.  They therefore could not be the cause of disease.  Cooking eggs and the created oxidized cholesterol that results is another matter.  In moderation, fine.  Raw in Dr. Wysong 's shake is ideal.  Soft boiled next best since they do not get exposed to air.  Easy over in butter next best.  Scrambled and powdered worst because of the exposure to air and heat, the things that cause oxidation.

    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "eggs," "cholesterol" or "lipid," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

VITAMIN E RDA TOO LOW People who have high levels of oxidative stress due to chronic health problems might benefit from taking supplements of vitamin E in doses higher than the currently recommended daily intake.  A new study provides more evidence for the value of vitamin E supplementation in helping prevent damaging lipid oxidation and some of the health concerns associated with it - including heart attacks, strokes, surgery and other traumas.  The study supports the call for changes to the established RDA levels in the US (15 mg), which is based largely on data that is decades old and does not explore the optimal intake for people who have depressed levels of micronutrients due to athletic exertion, heart disease or simple lack of physical activity.
    Note:  Dr. Wysong recommends 200-400 IUs (200-400 mg) per day for most people.

    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "vitamin E" or "RDA," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

SOY TO PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER & BALDNESS A team of scientists has discovered that a little-known molecule created in the intestine when soy is digested is a powerful blocker of a potent male hormone involved in prostate cancer and male pattern baldness. In fact, the molecule, equol, completely stops in its tracks the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which normally stimulates prostate growth and causes male pattern baldness. (Biol Reprod, 2004; 70:1188-1195.)
    Note:  This is not a reason to convert the diet to soy, which is an unnatural food since it is toxic in its raw state.  But as a nutraceutical to address certain health conditions it may have benefit if properly processed (heated).  Much better and safer than pharmaceuticals.
    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "soy," "prostate," "hair" or "testosterone," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY:  Honey may have health benefits, according to researchers who conducted what is believed to be the first study of chronic honey consumption in humans. They found that there is a direct link between the honey consumption and the level of polyphenolic antioxidants in the plasma. Consumption of a diet rich in polyphenolic compounds has been linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.  These findings further strengthen existing evidence that suggests that honey in the diet can provide people with protective antioxidant compounds. (American Chemical Society, 2004, 227th National Meeting, Anaheim, CA.)
    Note:  Honey fits the Wysong Diet plan since it can be consumed in its raw state without harm.

    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "honey" or "polyphenol," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

FOOD COLORING, PRESERVATIVES AND HYPERACTIVITY:  Scientists have determined that artificial food colorings and preservatives may increase hyperactive behavior, increasing the calls by some activists to ban the additives. The researchers found that children are more disruptive and inattentive when they receive the additives.  Further, there are significant reductions in hyperactive behavior when these additives are removed from the diet.
    Note:  What we put in our mouths either helps or harms, it is not neutral.  Unnatural synthetics are not a part of the natural diet and therefore can only do harm.  Food is about health, not color.
    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "preservative," "additive" or "hyperactive," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

GREEN TEA FOR ESOPHAGEAL CANCER:  The polyphenol in green tea extracts, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), inhibits the growth and reproduction of human esophageal cancer cells associated with Barrett's esophagus, according to research. Barrett's esophagus is a condition wherein tissue is changed due to stomach acid splashing up into the esophagus, markedly increasing the risk of esophageal cancer. The study concluded that exposure to EGCG resulted in programmed cell death and increased levels of apoptotic proteins.  (Digestive Disease Week, 2004, New Orleans , LA.)
    Note:  If you are having stomach and reflux problems be sure you are following Dr. Wysong 's advice on consuming 3-4 quarts of electron enriched natural pure water daily.
    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "tea," "polyphenol" or "cancer," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

OATS PREVENT CLOGGED ARTERIES:  Phenolic antioxidants in oats have been found to obstruct the ability of cholesterol to stick to artery walls. Researchers have shown that these compounds, called avenanthramides, significantly suppress the adhesive molecules that "glue" blood cells to artery walls. When blood cells stick to artery walls and cause inflammation, plaque deposits build up and narrow the passageways through which blood flows. The suppression of plaque provided by avenanthramide compounds may lessen the gradual constriction of vessels that leads to hardening of the arteries.(Agric Res, 2004; 52(6).)
    Note:  This is not a green light for consuming grains.  In moderation, fine - particularly if whole grain.  Diet emphasis should be on the Wysong key natural foods.
    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "oat," "cholesterol" or "cardiovascular," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.

ORANGE, TANGERINE PEELS LOWER CHOLESTEROL:  A compound found in the peels of citrus fruit has the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs, and without side effects such as liver disease and muscle weakness, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. The compounds, called polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), are similar to other plant pigments found in citrus fruits that have been increasingly linked to health benefits, including protection against cancer, heart disease and inflammation. (J Agric Food Chem, 2004; 52 ( 10 ): 2879 - 86.)  
    Note:  Certainly a better alternative than pharmaceuticals.  But remember, cholesterol is not the enemy.  If you don't consume it, your body makes it.  It's the form of cholesterol that is ingested (oxidized from cooking) that is the danger.
    *For more help, please search our website (http://www.wysong.net/search.shtml) for the words "cholesterol," "citrus" or "lipid," or write to us at eHealthLetter@wysong.net and we will be happy to provide further references.


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